@Ladyyo, you're absolutely right in that churches (and other organizations) need to back up their good words with good work toward social transformation. Fortunately, there are a lot of churches that are doing just that.
"You have to say 'inclusive' when you're supposed to already be that way." Unfortunately that's still very true in many churches, which is why our congregation, Druid Hills United Methodist Church (http://www.druidhillsumc.org), recently adopted an official Welcoming Statement specifying that we do indeed accept everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
LGBTQ folks need to know that when they walk through a church's doors they're going to be received warmly, without hesitation, because for too long that hasn't been their experience. Kudos to Bishop Swilley for his courageous stance!
Can't wait for the BSP guys and Chef Eric to get their hands on a real "beer cuisine" spot (and am glad they're avoiding the already overused "gastropub" label)! For a description of a very good beer dinner I enjoyed at BSP recently, check out:
I dined at Home earlier this week and got to try the newly implemented tasting menu, which was great. Am I allowed to post a link here? If so, you can read my thoughts at:
The key sentence is, "He'll also reserve a large part of Ponce Park for affordable housing." Will it be truly affordable for artists, independent visual artists and musicians and actors and writers and teachers of the arts? If so, this grand scheme could live up to its potential; if not, it will be just another development boondoggle.
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